MSTP PLC Facilitator’s Training. Linda Harvieux Cristy Bloch. Fortune Cookie Warm-Up. How does your fortune relate to your experience working in a team? Professional learning community Grade-level or content-area team Leadership team. Agenda. Introductions and structure
DuFour, et. al, 2006
Teams bring together complementary skills and experience that exceed those of any individual on the team.
Teams have more fun! accountability.
-Wisdom of Teams, Katzenbach and Smith
-DuFour, DuFour, Eaker 2008
Change in values, beliefs, practice
One who contributes structure and process to interactions so groups are able to function effectively. A helper and enabler whose goal is to support others as they achieve exceptional performance.
Group Process Facilitation
A way of providing leadership without taking the reins. A facilitator’s job is to get others to assume responsibility, to take the lead, and engage in meaningful collaboration.
-Facilitation At A GlanceGroup Process Facilitator
Facilitators At A Glance
Everyone participate: Round Robin, Talking Chips
Set the stage
Focus Attention: How do you feel about being here today?
Check in: Something positive that happened in your professional life since the last meeting?
Check the group to see where it’s at: Round Robin
Check for agreement: Thumbs Up, Fist to Five
Look for commonalities, agreement
Identify polar points – What would it take for this to work for you?
Take a break – get up and stretch
Move on and come back to issue
Check to see if it can hold until the next meeting. Perhaps the group needs more information.
the together part is.
The Job of a Facilitator is…
The Job of a Team Member is…
The Job of a Facilitator is not…
The Job of a Team Member is not…
-adapted from DuFour, et. al.